Camperdown and District Historical Society Inc. Volunteer based, non-profit organisation dedicated to the preservation, study and promotion of Camperdown & district history.

Scotland to Australia Felix:
Founding Scots of Victoria’s Camperdown District
Camperdown & District Historical Society Inc. 2018

…. a warm and human story of those courageous Scots who came to Camperdown, some more than 150 years ago. Stewart McArthur AM, of ‘Meningoort’

If you prefer to print & post your book order please use this link for our PDF Order Form.
$35 per copy, plus $15 postage (for up to 4 copies).

Visit our Heritage Centre and enjoy our;

an extensive collection of photographs, documents,
artefacts and memorabilia.

Research Facilities
up to date IT equipment, computerised records
and expert volunteers to assist with
family and local history research.

Guided Tours
of historic Camperdown and district,
by arrangement.


Visit our Heritage Centre
241  Manifold Street Camperdown

Opening Times
Tuesdays 10.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m.
First Sunday of Month 10.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m.
(Other times by appointment)


Located in South West Victoria, Australia

Camperdown (pop. 3500) is nestled in a picturesque volcanic landscape and has many fine historic buildings.

The district has a fascinating history of Aboriginal and European settlement.

Camperdown is famous for its Clock Tower and beautiful Avenue of Elms.

To view historic photographs
of our district click here.

Our Society members meet at least every second month at times and venues to best suit the occasion. Our meetings feature some excellent guest speakers.

Regular field trips are held, sometimes to places rarely open to the general public.

Our Society also runs a ‘Heritage Centre’, featuring a museum and excellent research facilities. Visitors are most welcome.

Events & Membership
To find out about coming events click here.
Interested in membership? For further information and membership application form click here.

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